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Emergency telephone numbers

In case you need to contact the police, fire brigade or a doctor urgently, here are two essential numbers in the Netherlands.

112 - General emergency number (Police, Fire, Ambulance)

The national emergency telephone number is 112. You should only call this number if you require urgent assistance. Explain the problem briefly to the operator, who will put you through to the police, fire brigade or ambulance service. Tip: write the number on a sticker and put it on your telephone.

The emergency number should be used only if the situation is so urgent that you require an immediate response.

Emergency services are either free or covered by your insurance, unless you have called them unnecessarily. In the event of a genuine emergency, call 112 and help will arrive within minutes.

0900 8844 - Police information

For police information call 0900-8844 (local rates apply). You can call this number if you have a question or a problem that is not an emergency. Sometimes you might hear a message asking you to choose a region, but most of the time there will be someone on the other end of the line. If needed they can connect you with your local police office.

Groningen Police Station

Rademarkt 12

9711 CV Groningen

Last modified:08 January 2013 4.00 p.m.